Crystal Defenders is a strange package overall. It faithfully reproduces the look of the Final Fantasy Tactics series, but is totally devoid of the storytelling that Square Enix is famous for. The game nails the basic Tower Defense gameplay, and even tosses in some novel ideas, but the ungainly and amateurish controls damage the experience. So where does it fit? Well, it's easy to recommend to Final Fantasy fans, or to anyone that simply can't get enough tower defense clones. However, it is probably not the best place for beginners to jump in, nor is it the best value at $7.99. A few more levels and a redesign of the controls would make it much easier to recommend.